UK phone masts attacked amid 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theory

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Police investigate possible arson attacks as officials reject rumours that 5G causes Covid-19

Three recent mobile phone mast fires around the UK are being investigated as possible arson, amid concerns that people are attacking telecoms infrastructure because of a conspiracy theory linking 5G technology to the spread of coronavirus.

The mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, also revealed he had received threats relating to the “bizarre” theory, which has gained traction on social media.

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